Clinical research on psychedelic drugs in psychiatry that was abandoned at the end of the 1970s has undergone a revival over the past two decades. This paper describes the Western discovery of the psychedelic drugs; clinical research on their therapeutic uses in the 1950s and 1960s; the reasons for its abandonment in the 1970s and its revival in the 1990s; and the results of recent clinical research on therapeutic uses of psychedelic drugs. 

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Wayne Hall
Date Commenced
20 Jul 2022
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General